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Pink Sorrel

Oxalis articulata

Also known as

Pink Wood Sorrel, Windowbox Wood-Sorrel, Sourgrass, Jointed Woodsorrel, Large-Leaf Wood-Sorrel, Pink Shamrock, Purple Wood-Sorrel, Shamrock Oxalis, Pink articulata

Oxalis articulata by la la means I love you (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A close up of a pink Oxalis articulata flower
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Pink Sorrel Overview

Oxalis articulata is also known commonly as pink wood sorrel, it is a perennial species in the wood sorrel family, Oxalidaceae. Native to South America, this species is now widely found across Europe after garden introductions and it is now naturalised across Europe in temperate climates. This species produces pretty pink to purple, 5-petalled flowers with petals measuring around 0.1-0.15cm long. Typically this species doesn't exceed 50cm in height, growing directly from their bulbs. Bright green leaves are palmately divided into clusters of three leaflets arranged at the end of stems. Leaves are three-sided and heart to triangular in shape.

Common problems with Pink Sorrel

How to propagate Pink Sorrel

Seed

Bulbs

Division

Special features of Pink Sorrel

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Other uses of Pink Sorrel

Grown for their colourful flowers (which in bud are rolled like an umbrella), and their often attractive leaves.